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Why Should You Mulch? (5 Benefits Explained)

Mulch functions

If you are looking for a solution to all the problems in gardening, it would most likely be mulching.  Mulching retains moisture, prevents erosion, prevents weeds, maintains soil temperature, prevents diseases, and even increases crop yield and immunity. In this article, we will show you how mulching can achieve these magical functions in your garden. …

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Top 8 Soil Inoculants for Plants (Editor’s Picks)

healthy roots inoculated

Soil inoculant products are gaining popularity in organic, natural gardens as they are quick and effective in increasing beneficial soil microbes for plants. There are many such products in the market.  Of the 8 most popular inoculant products in the market, we recommend Great White, Mikrobs, and Myco Bliss for different purposes.  In this article, …

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Is Vermicompost The Best Fertilizer? (4 Types Compared)

Vermicompost as fertilizer for home garden

You’ve heard all the buzz about vermicompost, or “worm poop”.  The organic substance decomposed by worms is soft like humus and is often used as a type of compost in organic gardens.  How good is vermicompost as a fertilizer when compared to the other fertilizer types? Vermicompost is the best fertilizer compared to synthetic NPK …

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8 Proven Ways To Fix Hydrophobic Soil (Organically)

Fix hydrophobic soil

Having hydrophobic soil that repels water can be frustrating. But there are many ways to fix the problem naturally and organically. A quick fix to hydrophobic soil is using wetting agents to reduce the cohesion and surface tension of the water to better infiltrate the soil.  More permanent solutions include adding organic matter and mulching …

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Homemade Orchid Fertilizer That Actually Works (With Recipe)

Natural fertilizer-fermented fruit juice

Some people fertilize their orchids using things from the kitchen, like coffee, milk, or even bananas. However, not anything natural is a good fertilizer for indoor orchids, which are mostly epiphytic (or orchids that do not grow in soil). Since most orchids do not grow like most plants in soil, a good natural fertilizer should …

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